And the show has reached a new low.
This was not the effort the Islanders were looking for. Entering Wednesday night with a four-game losing streak, the Isles were absolutely throttled by the Carolina Hurricanes in a 7-2 bludgeoning.
Nothing went right for the Islanders, who fell behind 5-0 and have now allowed an average of five goals per game during their five-game tumble. Their defense was thought to have been much improved during the team’s hot start to the season. Now it seems to have been a mirage. They currently sit at the bottom of the NHL in goals allowed.
Lighthouse Hockey, says the Islanders exceeded the futile effort they put forth against the Flyers Saturday.
Head coach Scott Gordon may start taking away some playing time from his underperformers, according to quotes on NYI Point Blank.
The official team site is already looking ahead to tonight’s game against Ottawa.